Government Plans To Compensate Residents Along Nadapal-Juba Highway During Upgrading

This article was last updated on May 26, 2022

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The National Government with support from Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) has announced its plans to compensate settlers should their livelihood be destroyed in the upcoming upgrading of the highway.

The Government intends to upgrade a 340 Kilometre Nadapal-Juba road from gravel to paved bitumen standard.

The road provides transport connectivity between the Juba and various county headquarters (Torit, Budi and Kapoeta) in Eastern and Central Equatoria States.

In view of the potential destruction of properties (buildings and other structures) and livelihoods (loss of sources of income), a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) has been prepared to provide a comprehensive framework and procedures that the road project is to follow in the acquisition of land and compensation for destroyed properties and loss of livelihood.

The RAP has been prepared in accordance with the guidelines and requirement of both the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) and the World Bank (WB).

The preparation of this Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) is intended to provide details on procedures of land acquisition, compensation and resettlement of affected persons.

It has been prepared based on the findings of resettlement impact assessment done during the month of July 2010 and April 2013, the latter of which is determined as the cut-off date by the MTRB.

The assessment identified the impact on property and income sources of affected persons and document the losses therein (Loss of land, houses, trees etc) within the Right of Way (ROW) of the road upgrading project.

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